[GLLUG] msu dns servers

Mark Tarquini mark at iametarq.com
Tue Feb 3 10:49:44 EST 2004

is gllug hosted from an on-campus box?

i am running my dinky 2nd website from my debian box and am thinking
about grabbing a domain with url forwarding since, technically, my IP
from msu is not static, though it hasn't changed in 2 months so far.  I
live off campus and am using ACD.net's MSU DSL service for students and
staff, it's nice.

I was told that I could just get a regular domain and assign it my IP
and MSU's DNS servers, but of course if my IP did change i'd have to
wait a day or two once i updated the domain info.

does anyone do this currently?

I certainly don't want to upset anyone at msu's computer laboratory!


On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 08:32, dpk wrote:
> Clay Dowling wrote:
> > Jeff Lawton said:
> > 
> >>It appears the MSU's DNS servers are slow to update. anyone tying to
> >>connect to the GLLUG website are being directed to the wrong server. it
> >>has been over a week. since the change.
> >>
> >>If anyone is having a problem getting to the GLLUG website you can
> >>temporarily add an entry to your host file with the address
> >> until MSU's name servers update.
> > 
> > 
> > The MSU hostmaster keeps those machines in fantastic shape.  You can be
> > assured that as soon as the TTL has expired for your domain, your domain
> > should be updated on their servers.  There are a couple of things to
> > check.
> [snip]
> Actually, the MSU DNS servers think they are authoritive for gllug.org. 
>   I believe MSU hosted the domain for some time... it appears the 
> nameservers for gllug.org have changed, but hostmaster at msu.edu was not 
> notified to remove them from their servers; hence, they are providing 
> old/stale records.
> dpk
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